Darby Jampijinpa Ross: Make it Good for the People
21cm x 21cm. 66 pages, colour illustrations. Illustrated wrappers.
“Darby Jampijimpa Ross (1905-2005) had a constant drive to communicate the certain ways he saw the world from his camp at Yuendumu, a remote community in the Tanami Desert. Always with the conviction that Walpiri ways should be considered alongside non-indigenous ways, in order to survive and prosper. For many decades he had facilitated ground, sand and body painting during ceremonial business, and when new materials became available Darby was quick to exploit them for his purposes. His foray into painting with the full spectrum of acrylic paint colours began when he was around the age 80, and can now be regarded as an innovative and significant contribution to Australian art and culture.” A Griffith Artworks and Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Association project.
. New Book.